Monday, May 16, 2011

Gifts, quilting, painting, new bloggers...life is BUSY!!

I just got the best mail! Aren't these the MOST GORGEOUS reproduction prints? I love them!! Thank you so much, Lyn, these will be part of my Dear Jane Quilt. These fall into the category of almost too precious to use...do you know what I mean??
On a blog recently, a very nice lady said "one quilter's trash is another quilter's treasure!" Or something like that...I salivated over those scraps when I saw them on that blog...and guess what!? The scraps appeared at my door! I just sat down in the middle of the floor and sorted and loved each piece and planned...and you guessed, had a happy little Boo-hoo right there in the middle of the floor! I think I may be the only person in the world that is so tickled with scraps. Thank you so much, Sharon, thank you, thank you! This makes a few times lately I have been blessed with scraps...my favorite thing, more than even going to the quilt shop on sale day! Thank you to all your generous and giving hearts.


Speaking of generous hearts...I recently heard of a lady who recently had breast cancer. She was very, very ill, had surgery and all kinds of treatments. Then, bad, bad complications too. Did she get angry? Bitter? Feel sorry for herself? Nope! None of these things! You know what she is doing? She is making quilts to raffle to help the Breast Cancer foundation! The most gorgeous quilts, out of all pinks. so guess what? I am going to fill a box with pink fabrics of all kinds and send it to her! If you would like to throw a pink fat quarter in too...just let me know...we are going to inundate this precious lady with pink! I intend to send the box by the end of May, so please, if you are interested, let me know pretty soon. I will reveal the lady, who is a very popular blogger, at the time I send the box.



Speaking of cool bloggers...I recently met a new scrappy blogger!! Her name is Natasha... Please, go and see her work...I expect to see such fun things from her!!! You can visit her here!





On the home front, I have been making curtains for the laundry room...excuse the junk on the right...seems like the more I clean and organize, the more junk I manage to scare up!! I have Joyce's rose candle mat in there...I love it and want to see it every day, and it seems like I do laundry...EVERY DAY, Lol!!I am in the middle of painting this little laundry room...it was the light gray color, but will be a very light, pink, almost white...the paint color is called "antique White".
More paint prep....out with the gray! See my blue painter's tape? I am doing it for real!!


In quilting news for me...I am still working on my Starry, starry night quilt. I decided to make it bigger, to use every last little piece of my blues. Well...snort...the joke was on me! I ran out of my blues...so had to buy a couple fat quarters to finish it up! So, I am still working on it, and maybe can show you more progress tomorrow...it is a vendetta to finish it up now, LOL!



Have a super great day, everyone! Tuck a pink fat quarter in an envelope and send it when you send your bills off...you won't hardly notice the effort at all!!! Let me know and I will let you know where to send the pinks!


Julie

22 comments:

Carol said...

would love to send a pink fq. I love pink fabrics and have quite a collection so definitely have pink to spare. thanks for doing this.

marilynmckinnon said...

I have pink and would love to send it on to the quilter you mentioned, Marilyn

Natasha said...

Love the civil war fabrics! I am collecting them as well and saving them for a hand pieced hexagon star quilt. Also, same with you on the scraps! I just LOVE seeing what others have worked with and love using something new in my scrappy stash!

Thank you for checking out my blog and linking to it. I look forward to the blogging world and hope I can add something useful or inspiring!

Lori said...

You ran out of blues?!? unbelievable! LOL
I've got a bit of pink I can send on:)

Terry said...

I have lots of pink fabric and I hardly ever use it! I'd love to send some along to you for her! :0)

Pam P said...

Hi Julie - I can send some pinks, too!! Please let me know where to mail them - Thanks for letting us help :)

Nancy said...

Thanks for the link to Natasha's blog. It's always fun to see another quilter's projects.

Wilma said...

would love to send some pink fat quarters . please let me know where to send too

Becky said...

Julie,
I'd love to send you some pink fq's to send to this special quilter. Please send me your address so I can mail them to you.

Take care,
Becky

Me and My Stitches said...

I would love to share some pinks!

Wendy said...

The smallest scrap from another quilter, is like buying more fabric. Have fun with all those scraps.

mariebeers said...

I'd like to send a pink FQ also. thanks for doing this.

regan said...

I have pinks and would love to send some.....what a wonderful project your friend is making....and you're awesome for helping it along! I have several friends who, during their worst times, said "Quilting is the best therapy".

Janet O. said...

Like Terry, I don't use much pink, but have somehow acquired several pieces. Would love to send some to you.

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, I too will send some pink for you.....to forward to the lassie...hugs lyn

Merilyn said...

I don't have a lot of pink Julie, but I will get a pink FQ to send off to you soon. You are very thoughtful to do this!!!
I also love your new fabrics, it is from the Annandale collection is is just gorgeous. I fell in love with it when it came out. I also made a quilt using this line, but have yet to get it quilted!!! I look forward to seeing what you do with them!!!

Debi said...

I will send a pink fq, just let me know where! How wonderful of you to do this.

Nancy said...

Hi Julie,

I always enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for all the inspiration! I'd love to send some pink along to your friend. Just let me know where to send.
Nancy

Patchhead Sisters said...

Sorry, forgot to enable my address in previous comment. Hope this works. Nancy

Sara said...

Sure, I have PINK. And I'ma little uninspired to use it. So send me an address!

Jan said...

WOuld like to send some pinks---can you send me your address? Sure do like your blue stars!

Darcie said...

You are just a sweetheart! Have I said that before? ;) I would LOVE to share some pink fabrics. Am I too late? I'll await your reply before I send any.

There is more that binds quilters together than just mere fabric. ;)

Love and hugs....